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Pain, an Ever-Present Concern for Patients—and Nurses

Jan 18, 2018 , American Journal of Nursing
Nurses at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago manage baby boy’s postoperative pain following heart transplant. Photo courtesy of Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. In my experience working with severely ill or injured patients, pain was what they talked about the most. They either asked about it prior [...] The post Pain, an Ever-Present Concern for Patients—and Nurses appeared first on Off the...
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House to consider bills that would define 340B-eligible patients

Jan 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
House GOP leadership lines up behind 340B legislation that would sharply limit program dollars and how hospitals use...
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Brain Zaps May Help Curb Tics of Tourette Syndrome

Jan 18, 2018 , WebMD
The procedure, called deep brain stimulation (DBS), improved tic severity by nearly half in 171 patients with uncontrolled Tourette symptoms at 31 hospitals in 10...
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Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits Wane for Diabetics

Jan 18, 2018 , WebMD
The study began with 120 patients with type 2 diabetes from the United States and Taiwan. Half underwent weight-loss surgery while the other half had only lifestyle...
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Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Jan 18, 2018 , RxList
Omega 3 fatty acids are a lipid-regulating agent used as an adjunct to diet to reduce triglyceride (TG) levels in adult patients with severe (500 mg/dL or greater)...
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Pentobarbital

Jan 18, 2018 , RxList
Pentobarbital is a barbiturate that acts as a depressant, or sedative, used short-term to treat insomnia. Pentobarbital is also used as an emergency treatment for seizures, and to cause patients to fall asleep for...
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Fluids May Buy Dying Cancer Patients a Day or Two

Jan 18, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Fluids May Buy Dying Cancer Patients a Day or TwoCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2018 12:00:00...
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Methodist Family Health taps Zipnosis for new telehealth service

Jan 16, 2018 , Mobile Health News
The trend toward healthcare consumerism increasingly is at the forefront of health system decisions. In growing numbers, patients are making healthcare choices based on the ability of providers to bring value in the form of access and...
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At J.P. Morgan, A Sense That The Long-Promised Biotech Future Has Arrived; Is Tech Disruption Next?

Jan 14, 2018 , Forbes
There's been remarkable progress in the tools available for collecting and analyzing data. These tools are too powerful and too important not to impact how we think about biology and drug discovery. The question is how to bring these tools to bear in developing impactful new medicines for...
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Genoa marks telepsychiatry milestone

Jan 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Behavioral health pharmacy and telepsychiatry company Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, has reached a big number with its remote psychiatry offering. The Tukwila, Wash.-based company announced Tuesday that it had facilitated more than 100,000 telepsych consultations on its video conferencing platform. Genoa attributes the milestone to its recent buildup of its telepsychiatry operations, which grew to include 35 in 2017 from 20 at the start of the year, and included 250 providers. In...
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FDA approves Lupin’s Tamiflu generic

Jan 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic of Hoffman-La Roche’s Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) capsules from Lupin. The company’s generic will be available in 30-, 45- and 75-mg dosage strengths. The product is inficated to treat acute, uncomplicated influenza A and B in patients 2 weeks of age and older, as well as to prevent influenza A and B in patients 1 year old and older. The drug had U.S. sales of roughly $467.8 million for the 12 months ended...
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Cooling Glove Developed By Stanford Researchers Helps Athletes And Patients

Jan 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A cooling device that has been improving strength and endurance in mostly male athletes for 15 years is finding new uses in helping people with multiple sclerosis live normal lives, preventing overheating in Ebola workers and cooling working dogs. In a recent trial in women, it helped frosh particip......
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Pregnancy App Is A Hit With Moms-To-Be And Their Midwives

Jan 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new mobile app is changing how expectant mothers are receiving prenatal care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Midwives at the Hospital Center can now remotely monitor their pregnant patients’ progress and health using the Babyscripts™ app. It’s the first mobile clinical tool that allows the ......
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Study: Telemedicine helps people stay on track for weight loss goals

Jan 13, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
A recent study published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telcare, found that obese patients who had a weekly telemedicine session with a clinician lost significantly more weight than their peers who did...
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Can Vitamins And Dietary Supplements Benefit Patients With Mitochondrial Disease?

Jan 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Defects in mitochondria, the tiny structures that power our cells by functioning as biological batteries, cause an array of complex, often life-threatening disorders that can affect any and all organs and systems. In the absence of validated, effective drug treatments, patients with mitochondrial di......
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Nurse Staffing Levels Linked To Patient Satisfaction

Jan 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Satisfaction with care in hospitals declines when patients believe there are not enough nurses on wards, according to a new study based on the NHS Inpatient Survey published in the BMJ Open. Only 14% of patients who reported there was never or rarely enough nurses on the hospital ward rated their c......
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Essentia Health Puts Access To Care In The Palms Of Their Patients' Hands With Essentia E-Visit

Jan 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Essentia Health has launched Essentia E-Visit – an online diagnosis and treatment service that puts care in the palms of people's hands. Through this online service, patients in the communities Essentia serves can seek care virtually from trusted Essentia care teams using their smartphones, tablets ......
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First Descents program prescribes outdoor adventures for cancer patients

Jan 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
First Descents' mission is to provide outdoor experiences free for 18- to 39-year olds diagnosed with cancer. The weeklong and multiday adventure experiences include activities like whitewater kayaking, rock climbing and...
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Simple Intervention Decreases Oral Mucositis from Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

Jan 13, 2018 , American Journal of Nursing
A painful effect of cancer treatment. Nurse Cindy Dawson provides patient education on oral care kit used in a nurse-led intervention to reduce oral mucositis severity in adults treated for head and neck cancer. Photo courtesy of Kay Klein. Years ago, when I worked with patients being treated for head and neck cancer [...] The post Simple Intervention Decreases Oral Mucositis from Head and Neck Cancer Treatment appeared first on Off the...
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How To Tell Grandpa He Is Too Old For Another Colonoscopy

Jan 13, 2018 , Forbes
When helping patients avoid the harms of unnecessary testing, physicians should also use language that avoids hurting their patients' feelings. Recent research suggests ways to improve doctor-patient communication when discussing these tricky...
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